Where have all the memories gone?

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A poem for anyone, who has had Alzheimer's or dementia rob a loved one of their most fundamental capacity.

Submitted: November 05, 2016

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Submitted: November 05, 2016





Where have all the memories gone,

Did you put them down, perhaps,

Or did you hide them safe and sound,

Behind a wall or underground,

Did the rental on them lapse?


Did a thief sneak in as darkness fell,

And spirit them away,

Were they exchanged for coins of gold,

Or did you trust someone to hold,

Those priceless gifts from yesterday.


If I could get them back for you,

I’d search the sea, the sky, the lands,

I’d pay a ransom fit for kings,

Hand over all my precious things,

To hold them in my hands.


I only have one wish from you,

One wish before you go,

For you to recognise my face.

A chance to feel the last embrace,

As I walk through the door.


Memories are precious things. One day you may wake up and find someone close to you, has been robbed of theirs.

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